Re-Retro in Pinstripes

The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Vivid yet subtle, No. 33 is a classic cologne-style fragrance with lasting power. Shimmering and tart, 33 emulates the bounce in your step on the sunniest of days, and the crisp lines of your best suit, freshly laundered. Bergamot, orange and grapefruit form a virtual yellow diamond set atop this... Continue Reading →

Teo Cabanel Discovery Set 

“The best way to discover our range of rare fragrances. Take the time to wear each fragrance, discover all its facets beyond the notes of heads that are the most volatile. Over the course of the hours, the trail of your future fragrance will be revealed on your skin and you will then be able... Continue Reading →

Green, Clean + Promethean

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. “An intriguing fragrance with a hint of eccentricity. Reminiscent of a Hinoki forest, smoky notes descend into subtle spice and dark green, earthy accords.” HouseAesopOriginAustraliaFragranceHwylYear2017NoseBarnabé FillionConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonN/ASize/Cost50ml, $135SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackA Dark Shadow by M² (2002)Rating89%

A Blast From The Past

Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. "Not for boys! For real men only. A cross-generation composition for grandfather, father and son. Citrus cologne bomb. Aromatic and refreshing fragrance. A real heartbreaker. For a bearded man from a barber shop, a gentleman and a fan of the classics...." PS: This is not 'really'... Continue Reading →

EP 88: Savagely Seductive

PORTRAITS ARE NOT SELFIES: This is not a teddy bear, people. But you will definitely get warm and fuzzy wearing this, and no animal will be spared. The folks at Penhaligon's say: "Teddy lives for the thrill of the chase, ensnaring unsuspecting hearts with his scent of leather, incense and ambroxan. A smooth operator, his... Continue Reading →

EP 87: Futuristic eScape

A GLITCH IN TIME: The house of Orto Parisi has concocted a marvelously subtle parfum that will immerse you on the coastal (l)edge. Megamare is, what Smallflower aptly describes as a fragrance that transports: "The sea takes you to the shores of new lands, and calls you to meet down there  — Through the salty... Continue Reading →

EP 86: Rising From The Ashes

COMPLETE THIS PICTURE: From the house of Jovoy Paris comes the second from the perfume maker for us to review, here it's L'Art de la Guerre, translated to 'The Art of War' - a phrase taken from an ancient Chinese military treatise dating back to the 5th century BC. Their official statement on the fragrance... Continue Reading →

EP 85: The Seducer

LITHELIXIR: This one took me by surprise. And the first I've reviewed out of the Czech Republic. They describe it as "This is a perfume that you do not choose, the perfume chooses you!" And to a large extent, that may be quite true. But make no mistake this is a powerful extract that takes... Continue Reading →

EP 84: A Bigger Picture

MUSKY LEATHER: This is Etat Libre d’Orange's Tom of Finland. From ELd'O: "The water slips over him as if sliding down a marble rock, sinking into the grooves of his muscles, vanishing into his pores. This is fresh, pure water, with top notes of aldehydes and lemon, a water that washes away the sins of... Continue Reading →

EP 74: Off The Grid

MANCAVE REINVENTED: This is not about glamping, though it's not roughing it either. There's something overtly masculine in this "testosteronic" gem. One of the headturners for me this year Montecristo from the Italian house of Masque Milano has a rugged, resinous appeal with so much else going on. This will grab ya by the...... OriginItalyRating93%SourceLuckyscent.comSoundtrackEmotone... Continue Reading →

EP 73: Follow Me Into The Dusk

FROM THE DEPTHS: A fragrance that takes its sweet sweet time to open into something extremely complex. Ambra del Nepal was released by I Profumi di Firenze a full three decades back! If this isn't amber, where does it come from? One hint, this is for the adventurer in all of us. Eastern spirits flow... Continue Reading →

EP 72: Hive Minded

ALL THE BUZZ: This blends spices, and ooey gooey dripping essences au nature with a mad science lab. Penhaligon’s now decade-young Sartorial tippy toes between the past and present so fluidly. Well, it is a fluid after all. But this takes on a very fluid sensibility, between resins and waxes and chemical compounds, you will... Continue Reading →

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